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Ol'Forester

Truck Tool Boxes

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Ol'Forester

I have started shopping for a tool box for my 2020 Ram. Looking for a saddle type to haul tow straps, jacks, come along, maybe some dog equipment. Most of the boxes at farm stores are $250-$400. Then there are the more expensive boxes such as weather guard that approach $1000. I really was wanting to stay under $400. Are there good reasons to go with the higher priced boxes? I would be a light duty user I guess, but I don't want a real flimsy box or one with latches that don't work either. Would appreciate some advice from users please.

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Jim Vander

Weatherguard, look for a used one they come up around me a fair bit. Ive had DZ in past an there is no comparison, the buy once cry once thing comes to mind. 

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Marc Ret

IMO, for what you are wanting to store, one of the box store boxes would work just fine.They are lighter weight steel/aluminum with light duty locks. Early on, I had one but it didn't take long to switch over to a Weatherguard for my work truck due to the value of the tools I keep in it. The Weatherguard is simply a much better built and more secure box in every regard. 

 

Another option would be to mount a small job box on a raised platform in your bed. Relatively inexpensive for a 32" and built much stronger than the cheap tool boxes. Larger are available if more space is needed. I have a 48" and the steel used is easily twice the gauge thickness of any of the inexpensive boxes. The way they lock is more tamper proof too. 

 

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